ETSU will host an environmental music performance on Friday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the on-campus Martin Center Recital Hall. The event is free and open to students, faculty and the public.
The performance will consist of musicians improvising with their instruments to recorded sounds of the natural world in the background. The performance will also include taped interviews with various people talking about their personal responses to the climate crisis.
“Performance is a combination of different instruments. We have musicians playing classical bass, string instruments and also synthesized sounds, all of which will be part of the production,” said Mildred Perreault, assistant professor in the Department of Media and Communication.
The concert will be performed by a variety of local musicians from the Johnson City area as well as some ETSU students and faculty. One of the performers, Jason Davis, is a composer and bassist, ETSU College of Arts and Sciences Basler Professor, and director of the Climate Stories Project, an educational and artistic study focused on sharing personal stories. on climate change.
“Jason Davis is working on an environmental history project where he interviews people from different communities about their experience of climate change. He also takes these oral histories and uses them to inform how he creates his music. He has two brand new pieces he will perform at the Environmental Music event,” said Perreault.
There will also be additional events corresponding to the Davis Climate Stories Project taking place during the fall semester. On October 26, the Climate Stories Training Workshop will allow participants to create their own climate story and share it with other participants.
If you want to learn more about Davis’ Climate Stories Project or listen to some of his pre-recorded music before the show, you can visit his website at https://www.climatestoriesproject.org/climate-music. html.